TCFD rules pervade the financial and ESG reporting landscape

TCFD rules pervade the financial and ESG reporting landscape

In 2015, at the inauguration of the Paris Agreement, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) was created by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to develop recommendations on the types of information that companies should disclose to support investors, lenders, and insurance underwriters in appropriately assessing and pricing risks related to climate change. Last […]

A smooth transition to Net Zero requires a strategic plan

A smooth transition to Net Zero requires a strategic plan

In the recently released report styled “Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability” of the Working II of the IPCC, one of the conclusions was that “multiple climate hazards will occur simultaneously, and multiple climatic and non-climatic risks will interact, resulting in compounding overall risk and risks cascading across sectors and regions.”The IPCC doesn’t have […]

Sustainable procurement policy – a carbon focus

Sustainable procurement policy – a carbon focus

Sustainable procurement is defined by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)  as “the act of adopting social, economic and environmental factors, alongside the typical price and quality considerations, into the organisations handling of procurement processes and procedures.” In a world that is potentially facing diabolical climate change, sustainable procurement is a critical element […]

Financing carbon emission reduction from SMEs to governments

Financing carbon emission reduction from SMEs to governments

Everybody is aware that governments and corporations all around the world have made commitments to become net zero. The term net zero has three limbs: 1. Calculate the carbon footprint. 2. Reduce GHG emissions to a minimum. 3. Offset the residual emissions. That seems fairly straight forward on the surface of it but misunderstanding abounds […]

What are the SDGs and is there progress?

What are the SDGs and is there progress?

This blog is written to inform readers of the state-of-play of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The content, in-the-main is sobering. However, in following blogs we will write about what SMEs can do in their day-to-day operations to help the world to reach some of the goals.  In 2015 the United Nations General […]

Carbon Offsetting – Part 2

Carbon Offsetting – Part 2

This Blog is a follow up to our Blog Carbon – Offsetting Part 1. The diagram below is an overview of the structure of the carbon offset markets. The players in these markets are indicated by the labelled boxes. The same players exist in both the Compliance Carbon Markets (CCM) and the Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM). […]

Implementing TCFD recommendations – CarbonView can assist you!

Implementing TCFD recommendations – CarbonView can assist you!

In our last blog, we briefly reviewed the requirements of the Task Force on Climate-Related Disclosure (TCFD), alluding to the fact that its recommendations are being adopted by the large ESG frameworks and even within the regime of new government regulations on mandatory ESG disclosure. In this blog, we list recommended actions to meet TCFD […]

TCFD recommendations

TCFD recommendations

In our last blog, we referred to the alphabet soup of organisations involved in ESG. An organisation’s name that kept cropping up though, was the Task Force on Climate-Related Disclosure (TCFD). Currently, its recommendations are being adopted by the large ESG frameworks and even within the regime of new government regulations on mandatory ESG disclosure. […]

ESG – a brief history of its development – Part 2

ESG – a brief history of its development – Part 2

In our previous blog titled “ESG – a brief history of its development – Part 1”, we referred to The Triple Bottomline concept, a framework that balances a company’s social, environmental and economic impacts. Its underlying purpose was to help transform a financial accounting-focused business system to a more comprehensive approach in measuring impact and […]

ESG – a brief history of its development – Part 1

ESG – a brief history of its development – Part 1

The acronym ESG is short for environmental, social and governance. ESG is a process of quantifying an organisation’s commitment to social and environmental factors. It uses specific metrics related to the intangible assets of an organisation that are applied to tabulate a score of the level of this commitment. That is, a corporate social credit score. The […]